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Blog Tour: Seaside Lovers

I am beyond excited to be doing another blog tour for Melissa Foster because she has quickly become one of my new favorite authors.

The vast world she has created in this series along with some of her other series are just wonderful and really pull at my heart strings because they take place on Cape Cod which has always been a part of my life as I have family who live there, I lived there for a summer, and of course my family vacations there every summer.

It was great to set back into this world and read about Grayson and Parker’s story which I can only describe as swoon-worthy, adorable, and steamy 🙂


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Seaside Lovers

Seaside Summers #7
By: Melissa Foster

Releasing July 20, 2016
World Literary Press

After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.

Link to Follow Tour:
http://www.tastybooktours.com/2016/05/seaside-lovers-seaside-summers-7-by.html 

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23655991-seaside-lovers

Goodreads Series Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/130906-love-in-bloom-seaside-summers 

Buy Links:
Amazon | B & N | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo


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Author Info

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.

Author Links:
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Now this may sound strange to some people but the way Grayson and Parker began their relationship, emailing each other back and forth about the drawings that Grayson had come up with for Parker’s foundation while also getting to know one another and therefore developing feelings for one another is exactly how I pictured two people falling for each other when I was younger. Truth be told I still think that, and even though the long distance was obviously an obstacle, there is something about them learning about one another through the emails they sent to one another that sounds incredibly romantic. Of course, both tried to remain professional but that soon fell at the wayside as both began to fall for one another despite the fact that they did not know if these feelings that were forming would be reciprocate when they planned on meeting in person.

Unfortunately, life got in the way as tragedy struck and Parker unexpectedly lost the one person in this world that was her family, Bert Stein. Parker grew up in foster care, shuffling from house to house before she met Bert who became not only her family but helped her launch her career as an actress. Therefore, when Parker learned that he passed away while shooting a film, the only appropriate thing for her to do in order to deal with her grief was to return to Wellfleet and basically become a hermit as she shut out the rest of the world and Grayson along with it. It is after two weeks of radio silence that fate decided to step in as Parker and Grayson finally meet. To say that the meeting is unprofessional is an understatement as Grayson happens upon Parker who is holed up in her house after believing that someone has broken in. Instead he finds Parker who has decided that tequila, candy, and horror movies are exactly what you need when dealing with the death of the only family you ever had. It is through this hilariously adorable first scene that you are able to see the spark between these two despite only having a relationship via email for the last ten months.
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The downside to having their relationship be over email for the first ten months is that we did not see the beginnings of their relationship unfold so when they do meet and begin to get together it feels rather fast. I had to remind myself several times of their previous email correspondence so as to not just immediately write this off as insta-love. It is because of this that my investment in their relationship took a little bit of time but it was well worth it because Grayson  and Parker did not let me down. I was able to connect with Parker a lot faster than with Grayson, but after Grayson stands up to Abe, Bert’s brother, who Parker tries to reconcile with I soon began to swoon. The swooning continued as things started to heat up between Grayson and Parker whose passion for one another came with a side of cuteness. While I obviously believed they were attracted to one another, their more steamy moments had an air of tameness to them allowing for the cuteness factor to come through. It was a small moment between Grayson and Parker when Grayson was watching Parker as she read the script she had received for a rom-com that got me hook, line, and sinker because it is exactly the thing I hope for when I find the person I am going to fall in love with. Add in the fact that it takes place on Cape Cod and you have one happy reader :).

If you are looking for a swoon-worthy romance that is both realistic and adorably cute, then you need to pick up Seaside Lovers and then make your way through the rest of Melissa Foster’s books. You will not regret it, I promise!!

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Review: Going Down Easy

Sorry for how late this is being posted but life got away from me today.

I am so happy to have had the chance to review Going Down Easy because Carly Phillips was my introduction into the wonderful world of romance 🙂 If I had not discovered Sealed with a KissI probably would not be the romance lover I am today.

I highly recommend you not only check out Going Down Easy but also Carly Phillips’s other books because they are equally as entertaining and adorable.


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Carly Phillips
Billionaire Bad Boys Book One
July 19, 2016

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always getting his way.

Enigmatic and exacting, he’s unable to keep an assistant for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies.

As their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, neither can control the explosive outcome when they finally give in to their desires. He may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30064124-going-down-easy

Buy links:
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/29CXgH0
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/29qYYaS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29wlJL1
iBooks: http://apple.co/29lk0G4
Google Play: http://bit.ly/29qcKMj


Carly headshot smallAbout the Author:
After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Newsletter: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://amzn.to/29CYrpZ


Review

Tech billionaires have become one of my new favorite characters in romance lately and that might be partly because I have a thing for guys who are geeks. It is definitely one of the reason why I was super excited when reading Going Down Easy especially since Kaden is not only a geek but was also being portrayed as being a bad boy as well. Geek + Bad boy + Billionaire = perfection.

Kaden’s quirks and reputation for being difficult has always been an issue in the past when it comes to his personal assistants but that all changes when Lexie is hired. Not only does she learn his quirks and anticipate his needs but she has no problem standing up to Kaden when he gets in one of his particular moods. Their first meeting is evidence enough that Lexie can handle herself when it comes to working for Kaden, allowing Kaden to fully recognize Lexie not only for her ability to complete his tasks but also in other ways ;).

Lexie’s resilience and ambition is what I loved about her character because not only did she hold her own when she first meets Kaden despite being super nervous but she ends up surprising him and throwing him for a loop a little bit. Lexie has had experience when dealing with someone who has certain moods and needs things done a certain way as she has been living with and helping her twin sister who is bipolar. This was my first time reading a romance where mental illness was been present in the storyline and I really liked that it was because it is something I have not seen before and it really allowed you to see just how hardworking and selfless Lexie is. Her love for her family and her sister is so strong that she does everything she can to help her sister, Kendall, have a normal life even if it means putting aside her dreams and what she want to do.

It is because of Lexie’s life, both living with her sister and growing up with her mother who suffers from severe depression that she is able to recognize that Kaden also has his own issues that he is dealing with, making her just the right girl for the job as his personal assistant and further on as the woman he falls in love with. Lexie is always there for him partly as his assistant and partly as something more and it is that loyalty that allows Kaden to see that Lexie is someone her can trust and, in the end, truly love.

While I loved Lexie and Kaden’s story, there were certainly things that I wished there was more of in the story. Overall, the book felt like it was too short to me and maybe thats because I read very quickly but I felt like there could have been more because I wanted more. I really liked that Kaden was a tech guy hence my thing for geeky guys but we didn’t really get to see too much into his company and app that he was launching other than the lawsuit that was happening between his ex-partner. I would have loved to see that added in because I think it would have stretched out the book a little bit more. On top of that, I also felt like Lexie and Kaden’s relationship progressed rather quickly. Of course, anticipating the happily ever after moment is key when reading a romance but I just think theirs was rushed. I would have loved to see it stretched out a little bit more throughout the book.

Overall, this was an adorable romance that was refreshingly realistic as it incorporated several characters dealing with mental health issues which I very much appreciated. If you are looking for your fill of a billionaire romance with a strong-minded heroine who stands up to her exacting, sometimes infuriating boss and in the process wins his heart, then check out Going Down Easy.

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Promo: Going Down Easy

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO GOING DOWN EASY!!

It is such an honor to be able to promo this book because it is written by the amazing Carly Phillips who is one of my favorite authors but also the author who introduced me to the romance genre when I was 16. Every since then I have read almost every one of her books and always looking forward to the next one 🙂

Going Down Easy did not disappoint, so I highly recommend if you have a thing for billionaire romances that you pick this one up the minute it comes out! (Check back in tomorrow for my full review of Going Down Easy)


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Going Down Easy
Carly Phillips
Billionaire Bad Boys Book One
July 19, 2016

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always getting his way.

Enigmatic and exacting, he’s unable to keep an assistant for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies.

As their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, neither can control theexplosive outcome when they finally give in to their desires. He may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30064124-going-down-easy

Buy links:
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/29CXgH0
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/29qYYaS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29wlJL1
iBooks: http://apple.co/29lk0G4
Google Play: http://bit.ly/29qcKMj



Carly headshot smallAbout the Author:

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Newsletter: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://amzn.to/29CYrpZ

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BookTube-A-Thon TBR 2016

It’s that time of the year again! The BookTube-A-Thon has officially started as of yesterday and of course I am super late in getting my TBR together for it. Oops…

For anyone who does not know what the BookTube-A-Thon is, it is this absolutely amazing and utterly fantastic read-a-thon that was created by Ariel Bissett. This year, the read-a-thon runs from July 18th to July 24th and just about everyone I know in the Booktube community on Youtube is participating in it. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity either considering how much I love doing read-a-thons 🙂

For more information, check out the Youtube page for the BookTube-A-Thon here.


As always, there are reading challenges as well as video and Instagram challenges for each day of the read-a-thon. Considering how busy I am this week, I am going to be sticking to only the reading challenges. Trying to read seven books this week might be a bit of a stretch but I am going to see if I can do it. What can I say, I am always up for a challenge especially when it involves reading 🙂

Here are this year’s reading challenges and the books I have chosen for each one:

1. Read a book with yellow on the cover.
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I have been meaning to read this book for SO long especially since I have the chance to see Jacqueline Woodson speak about the book here in Boston and was able to get my copy signed by her! Jacqueline Woodson is a very well known author who writes about characters of color. This is also told in verse which is great because I do not read that much poetry

2. Read a book only after sunset.
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A book that I can only read after sunset lead me to look for a book that had two things: 1. vampires and 2. romance. I mean vampires and the dark go hand in hand plus reading a romance before bed sounds perfect to me 🙂

3. Read a book you discovered through booktube.
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Way before this book blew up because of the movie that just recently came out, I discovered it through many a booktuber so this book has been on my radar for a VERY LONG time. This was a possibility to use for the book-to-movie adaption challenge considering I haven’t seen the movie yet but I chose another one instead for reasons that will be known down below.

4. Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
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Melissa Foster is one of my more recent favorite authors after having the opportunity to read a couple of her books for blog tours I was a part of. I have been lucky once more because this is also an ARC for her new book that actually comes out TOMORROW! I am reviewing it for a blog tour next week so this the perfect time for me to read it 🙂

5. Read a book that is older than you.
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I was considering reading a classic for this challenge given the fact that a majority of them are definitely older than me but the ones I had in mind were too long. So instead I turned to the only other books I owned that were not only relatively short but also definitely older than me: my trusted Nancy Drew books. These books basically represent my childhood so I am so glad to be able to read one again.

6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
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by Nicholas Sparks

I knew straight away that I wanted to read this book for this challenge because it is hands down my #1 favorite Nicholas Sparks movie. Yes, I saw the movie before I read the book and yes, I think it was better than The Notebook (Two words: Scott Eastwood). I recently found a copy of this for under $2 at a thrift store and was so excited because I have wanted to read so that I could have an excuse to watch the movie again and see how it holds up to the book.

7. Read seven books.
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Picking a seventh book was very hard considering I have over 300 books to pick from. I ended up choosing Tell Me Three Things because the cover is so adorable and also because Jessica from PeaceLoveBooksxo said she really liked it. PeaceLoveBooksxo is one of my favorite booktubers. She is a fellow romance lover so we have very similar tastes in books which so great because not many booktubers like to read romance.

Fingers crossed that I can read all of these books this week!!

Check back in at the end of the week for my wrap up to see if I was successful 🙂

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Blog Tour: The Billionaire Bachelor

Hi everyone! It has been a VERY long time since I last posted on my blog because of my graduate school classes but the summer is here and I am so excited to kick off my book blogging again with a blog tour!

This blog tour is for The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon. I had such a wonderful time reading this contemporary romance featuring a marriage of convenience and some serious heat!

If you enjoy reading romances where the main characters push each other’s buttons but then soon are unable to stop themselves from unbuttoning buttons (if you catch my drift lol) along with some seriously entertaining banter then I definitely suggest you check out this fiery romance 🙂

The Billionaire Bachelor
Billionaire Bad Boys #1
By: Jessica Lemmon
Releasing June 28, 2016
Forever

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Indecent Proposal

Manwhore. That’s what the board of directors-and the tabloids-thinks of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn’t care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing-and no one-will keep him from his life’s legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that’s exactly what he’ll give them.

Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents’ funky boutique hotel back-even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It’s a simple business contract-six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband . . .

Link to Follow Tour:
http://www.tastybooktours.com/2016/05/the-billionaire-bachelor-billionaire.html 

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27170163-the-billionaire-bachelor

Goodreads Series Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/179156-billionaire-bad-boys

Buy Links:
Amazon | B & N | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo


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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.
 Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

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Even with her nostrils flared, Merina forced a smile. There was only one way past this gatekeeper. She called up an ounce of poise—an ounce being the most she could access at the moment. “Merina Van Heusen to see Reese Crane.”
“Ms. Van Heusen,” the woman said, her tone flat, her eyes going to the doorknob in Merina’s hand. “You’re here regarding the changes to the hotel, I presume.”
“You got it,” Merina said, barely harnessing her anger. How come everyone was so damn calm about dismantling a town landmark?
“Have a seat.” Crane’s bulldog gestured one manicured hand at a group of cushy white chairs, her mouth frowning in disgust as she took in Merina’s dishevelment. “Perhaps I could fetch you a towel first.”
“I won’t be sitting.” She wasn’t about to be put in her place by Reese’s underling. Then her prayers were answered as the set of gleaming wooden doors behind the secretary’s desk parted like the Red Sea.
Jackpot.
Merina barreled forward as the woman at the desk barked, “Excuse me!”
Merina ignored her. She wouldn’t be delayed another second…or so she thought. She stopped short when a woman in a very tight red dress, the neckline plunging into plentiful cleavage, her heels even higher and potentially more expensive than Merina’s Louboutins, swept out of the office and gave her a slow, mascaraed blink back. Then she sashayed around Merina, past the bulldog, and left behind a plume of perfume.
Interesting.
Reese’s latest date? An escort? If Merina believed the local tabloids, one and the same. Paying for dates certainly wasn’t above his pay grade.
Before the doors closed, she slipped into Reese’s office.
“Ms. Van Heusen!” came a bark behind her, but Reese, who stood facing the windows and looking out upon downtown, said three words that instantly shut his secretary up.
“She’s fine, Bobbie.”
Merina smirked back at the sour-faced, coal-eyed secretary as Reese’s office doors whooshed shut.
“Merina, I presume.” Reese still hadn’t turned. His posture was straight, jacket and slacks impeccably tailored to his muscular, perfectly proportioned body. Shark or not, the man could wear a suit. She’d seen the photos of him in the Trib as well as Luxury Stays, the hotel industry’s leading trade magazine, and like every other woman in Chicago, she hadn’t missed the gossip about him online. Like his more professional photos, his hands were sunk into his pant pockets, and his wavy, dark hair was styled and perfect.
Clearly the woman who had just left was here on other business…or past business. If something more clandestine was going on, Reese would appear more mussed. Then again, he probably didn’t muss his hair during sex. From what she gleaned about him via the media, Reese probably didn’t allow his hair to muss.
The snarky thought paired with a vision of him out of that suit, stalking naked and primed, golden muscles shifting with each long-legged step. Sharp, navy eyes focused only on her…
He turned to face her and she snapped out of her imaginings and blinked at the stubble covering a perfectly angled jaw. What was it about that hint of dishevelment on his otherwise perfect visage that made her breath catch?
Thick dark brows jumped slightly as his eyes zoomed in on her chest.
She sneered before venturing a glance down at her sodden silk shirt. Where she saw the perfect outline of both nipples. A tinge of heat lit her cheeks, and she crossed her arms haughtily, glaring at him as best she could while battling embarrassment.
“Seems this April morning is colder than you anticipated,” he drawled.

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Merina Van Heusen’s whole world revolves around her family’s hotel and for good reason as she has grown up in it, cherishing all the history and unique personality that can be found within its walls. It is her love for The Van Heusen Hotel that drives her passion to run the hotel and to continue to maintain it the way she has always remembered it despite being surrounded by more modern hotels in the city of Chicago. Unfortunately, Merina’s dream of running the Van Heusen hotel comes to an abrupt end when she finds out that her parents, due to financial issues, have sold the hotel to Crane Hotels, the company that owns the “clinical, white washed” monstrosity that is the Crane Hotel. Infuriated that her parents did not tell her of their decision and determined that their hotel is not stripped of its identity to become another carbon copy of the Crane Hotel, Merina marches down to the there and decides to give the COO, Reese Crane, a piece of her mind.
Reese Crane, like Merina, understands what it means to want to maintain the legacy that surrounds him, in this case, keeping  the company his father built within the family by becoming the CEO of Crane Hotels. Reese encounters Merina’s fiery passion towards her own legacy, The Van Heusen Hotel, and her need to keep it in the family when she rushes into his office uninvited all but demanding he stop the changes being made to the hotel and to give it back to its rightful owners. It is this rather heated display by Merina that leaves an impression on Reese especially when he thinks of an idea that will allow him to convince his board of directors that he is no longer the “manwhore” he has been publicized as and therefore CEO material for his family’s company. The idea in question is to have them believe that he has become a settled man and the one way to do that is to get married. Reese has the perfect person in mind to be his wife, given the intended proposal will give her what she so desperately wants, her hotel. Soon, a marriage of convenience is struck between Merina and Reese, both determined to put up the necessary show for the board of directors so that in they end they both get what they want. But along the way, the need to act as a couple madly in love starts to fade as feelings for one another start to surface, making this marriage into something more than just a cover with an intended mutual end between both parties.
If I had to describe Merina and  Reese’s relationship in the beginning of this book it is like fire meets ice. One of the thing I absolutely loved about Merina  is how dedicated she is to her family’s hotel and how she does not just lie down and take the news of it being sold to Crane Hotels. Her fire burns brightly from the very first chapter as she goes head to head with Reese all while being soaked from head to toe after walking to his hotel in the pouring rain. The fact that Merina does not even let the pouring rain deter her mission to get her hotel back made me admire her so much especially when she faces off against Reese. Reese for me came off just as Merina describes him, being cold-as-ice and it was Reese’s initial personality of being very standoffish and cold that caused me to not being able to fully connect with his character until about a third of the way into the book which also affected how I viewed his connection with Merina. I could tell that there was definitely something between the two of them but it took some prodding especially from Reese’s publicist which impacted my feelings towards how their relationship and story was going to unfold.
Despite the slow start, there was no doubt that these two weren’t meant for one another because the heat between them definitely grew. Fire plays a huge role in this book because it is represented in many different ways and not just to signify the intense connection that is blooming between Reese and Merina. I loved how this theme was used throughout the book especially in regards to the Van Heusen Hotel and  how Merina herself views it as she has a permanent reminder of it in the form of a tattoo rightfully placed on her heart. As the sparks between Merina and Reese became more and more apparent, it was the banter back and forth between the two of them that really sold it for me. Their banter, sometimes lighthearted and playful and other times of a more sexual nature, had me laughing out loud several times and grinning from ear to ear. It was these scenes in the book when you could see both of them beginning to open up and care for one another while also wanting to jump each other’s bones that made me fall in love with them and their story.
If you are looking for a romance with intense fiery passion, strong-minded, driven characters, and adorable banter, then you should definitely check out The Billionaire Bachelor. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

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